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Joshua Tree - Eureka Peak Loop Trail

Rating *****
length 7.5 mile - 4 hour 45 minutes (round trip). Hard.
Height 3960 - 5500 feet
Access All Cars, all paved. From Yucca Valley, Highway 62, right on Joshua Ln, at the end turn right on Black Rock Canyon. Park on the parking lot of the ranger station.
Other Trails Warren Peak - Panorama Loop Trail
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  • Expect hilly terrain with sandy washes, lots of Joshua Tees and Yucca's. No shade and it may be windy.

    Just before entering the campground at the left side, is the trail head [A].
    Head east and gradually go more south until reaching [B], the California Riding and Hiking trail.
    At the junction [C], head south on Fault Trail. At the next crossing [D] head left (east), after only 200 Feet head right [E], on a wash (south) towards Eureka Peak.
    The first peak is not the Eureka Peak but take a look around. At crossing [N] head left to Eureka Peak. Going back and continue (south) on the same path to [P], where the trail ends on a dirt road.
    Follow this road for about 400 Feet and leave the road on the right. (south ). Going downhill in a southwesterly direction, meeting the the road again at [Q].
    After 100 Feet leave the road to the left, following the road a bit and than head south until reaching [R] the California Riding and Hiking trail.
    Head left (north) on a wash slightly downhill. Continue on the CRH trail all the way back on a long walk in the wash.

    Eureka Peak Loop Trail
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    Hiking Eureka Peak Loop Trail Joshua Tree California, Hike with gps, gpx and kml (Google Earth).